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Centre for Biomolecular Spectroscopy

Centre for Biomolecular Spectroscopy



For news of NMR Symposium in September 2018, click here


For news of NMR expansion in 2017, click here


To download information on the Centre's Facilities, click here


Director: Prof. Sasi Conte


The Centre for Biomolecular Spectroscopy was established in 2010 with a Capital Award from the Wellcome Trust and the support of the School of Biomedical Sciences, then headed by Prof. Roger Morris. The NMR Facility was refurbished and equipped with new spectrometers in 2017 with funds from Wellcome Trust, BHF and King's College London.

The Centre brings together new instrumentation in NMR and a number of other biophysical techniques to provide a set of facilities to promote the study of biological molecules, from proteins to metabolites, both in basic and medical science, and for projects that translate these advances into clinical understanding and benefit. It provides expertise and state-of-the-art biophysical facilities to King's research groups.

The Centre complements other biophysical techniques located in the Randall Division (such as X-ray crystallography and microscopy) and in the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Franklin-Wilkins Building), thus continuing the College’s distinguished tradition in biophysics.



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Work in the Centre is enabled by grants from funding bodies including BBSRC, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK, EPSRC, MRC and the Wellcome Trust.


The Centre also play a key role in teaching, by providing essential techniques that can be accessed in final year undergraduate projects and in Masters level programmes. It already plays a key role in the MRes programme in Molecular Biophysics and is used to support the MSci/BSc Chemistry and Chemistry with Biomedicine programme. Furthermore, the facilities are used by numerous PhD students in their doctoral studies.


The Centre for Biomolecular Spectroscopy was formally inaugurated by Professor Sir Richard Trainor KBE, Principal of King's College London, on Friday 9 September 2011. For further details of the Inaugural Symposium, see here.


Contact: Prof. Sasi Conte
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